Veterinary Clinical Parasitology, 8th Edition
February 2012, ©2012, Wiley-Blackwell
The Eighth Edition includes a new chapter on immunologic and molecular diagnosis, increased coverage of ticks and new sections on identification of microfilariae and larvae in diagnostic samples. The new edition also features expanded information on quantitative egg counts, detection of anthelmintic resistance and identification of ruminant strongylid larvae. Additional improvements include many new images throughout the book, revised taxonomic information, a new layout featuring tabs by section to improve user-friendliness, and a companion website offering the images from the book in PowerPoint at www.wiley.com/go/zajac. Veterinary Clinical Parasitology is a highly practical benchside reference invaluable to clinicians, technicians, and students.
CHAPTER 1 Fecal Examination for the Diagnosis of Parasitism
Collection of Fecal Samples
Storage and Shipment of Fecal Samples
Fecal Exam Procedures
Additional Procedures for Fecal Examination
Quality Control for Fecal Exam Procedures
Use of the Microscope
Pseudoparasites and Spurious Parasites
Identification of Nematode Larvae Recovered with Fecal Flotation or Baermann Procedures
Techniques for Evaluation of Strongylid Nematodes in Grazing Animals
Identification of Ruminant and Camelid Third-Stage Larvae
Identification of Horse Third-Stage Larvae
Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test
Identification of Adult Worms
Parasites of Domestic Animals
Dogs and Cats
Ruminants and Camelids
Rodents and Rabbits
CHAPTER 2 Detection of Protozoan and Helminth Parasites in theUrinary, Reproductive, and Integumentary Systems andin the Eye
Techniques for Parasite Recovery
Parasites of the Urinary System
Parasites of the Reproductive Tract
Helminth Parasites of the Integumentary System
Urinary System Parasites
Reproductive System Parasites
Parasites of Other Systems (Excluding Arthropods)
CHAPTER 3 Detection of Parasites in the Blood
Immunologic Detection of Blood Parasites
Microscopic Examination of Blood for Protozoan Parasites
Microscopic Examination of Blood for Nematode Parasites
Tests for Canine Heartworm Microfilariae in Blood Samples
Blood Parasites of Dogs and Cats
Blood Parasites of Livestock and Horses
Blood Parasites of Birds
CHAPTER 4 Immunodiagnostic and Molecular Diagnostic Tests inVeterinary Parasitology
Molecular Diagnostic Methods
CHAPTER 5 Diagnosis of Arthropod Parasites
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Lice (Orders Anoplura and Mallophaga)
Fleas (Order Siphonaptera)
Flies (Order Diptera)
CHAPTER 6 Parasites of Fish
Techniques for Recovery of Ectoparasites
Skin Biopsy (Mucus Smear)
Fin Biopsy (Fin Snip)
Gill Biopsy (Gill Snip)
Recovery of Endoparasites
Parasites of Fish
Gary A. Conboy, DVM, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Microbiology at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
- New chapter describing immunologic and molecular techniques of diagnosis and providing a list of tests commercially currently available in the USA
- Improved/increased coverage of camelids, reptiles, and other exotics
- More information on quantitative egg counts (due to increased drug resistance worldwide)
- More complete coverage of organisms
- New illustrations throughout, with poorer quality images replaced
- More size bars to demonstrate scale on the photographs
- New colorful text design
- New internal tabs to promote accessibility
- New companion website with all the figures for download
- Acts as a picture-matching guide to aid in identifying parasites of domestic animals
- Provides a practical, useful resource for learning the techniques used in diagnosing parasites
- Offers a new chapter on immunologic and molecular diagnosis, as well as new images and new sections throughout
- Redesigned for easier access to information, with a colorful page design and tabs identifying individual sections
- Prepared under the auspices of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP)
- Includes a companion website offering the images from the book electronically at www.wiley.com/go/zajac
“This book is one which the reviewer can see as being very useful both in the veterinary technology classroom as well as on the bench of a working laboratory.” (Veterinary Information Network, 9 January 2013)
“Overall, an excellent reference book with outstanding images and aids to parasite identification. I have utterly enjoyed the opportunity to review this book and will value its addition to our lab bookshelf .” (Veterinary Record, 15 June 2013)
"This update would be an excellent resource for anyone involved in veterinary parasitology, practitioners as well as students. It provides practical, useful, and up-to-date information.” (Doody’s, 17 August 2012)
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